Updates on Garden Programs

Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, we have had to cancel, modify, or postpone some programs, classes, and exhibitions at the Garden. This list will be updated as we get new information. Please check back if you have any questions about a particular event. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Canceled in 2021:

  • Super Seed Weekend, the Seed Swap, and all related programs
  • Story Time in the Lenhardt Library
  • The Orchid Show and all related programs, including Orchids After Hours
  • Science Festival
  • Easter Egg Brunch
  • Mother's Day Brunch
  • Midwest Daffodil Society Show & Sale
  • Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale
  • Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show & Sale
  • Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Bonsai Exhibition
  • Northern Illinois Hosta Society Show & Sale
  • Ikebana International Show
  • Garden Chef Series
  • Art Festival
  • Kite Festival

Temporarily closed

  • Regenstein Center Greenhouses


These programs will operate with a modified schedule or reduced capacity because of social distancing guidelines.

  • Camp CBG
  • Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America
  • Grand Tram Tours
  • Butterflies & Blooms
  • Herb Garden Weekend
  • Harvest Weekend


  • Gardens that Heal Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Seminar: new date: May 2022
  • Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program: new dates,  May 2022
  • Nature in View Garden Photographic Society exhibition: new dates,  July 10 - Sept. 12, 2021